OEMs

  • ALSCLIVE_Europe
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    Delegates to reimagine a more resilient and sustainable supply chain at ALSC Europe Live

    2021-02-24T14:45:00Z

    The lessons learned through the Covid pandemic and the acceleration in the adoption of digital tools to help solve problems now stands the sector in good stead to embrace a more sustainable future, as mobility is redefined by electric and connected priorities. At this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference, which takes place between April 20-21, discussions will focus on solving the current logistics challenges but also renewing the vitality of the European automotive sector through better informed strategies, more sustainable products, and more efficient and resilient operations.

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    Decarbonising the supply chain will be a gradual effort

    2021-02-11T09:24:00Z

    With the range of electric vehicles (EVs) available on the market it is possible to buy a car that does not have any tailpipe emissions. The realities of energy generation mean that true zero-emission motoring is still some way off but at least there is a clear first step. Decarbonising the supply chain, however, is a complex issue with many hurdles still to overcome.

  • Guido Vildozo IHS-Markit North America forecast
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    Watch: A surprisingly bright outlook for North American vehicle sales and production

    2021-02-07T19:08:00Z

    Despite the pandemic and supply chain disruptions, IHS-Markit is forecasting a stronger-than-anticipated rebound for the North American automotive sector, however there are many headwinds, including for production and exports out of Mexico.

  • Forecast of lithium-ion battery capacity for North America
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    Watch: The race to build a North American lithium-ion battery supply chain

    2021-02-07T19:07:00Z

    Investing in regional battery supply will be critical for OEMs in North America to compete on electric vehicles, but can battery cell capacity keep up? Analyst Daniel Harrison details the evolving battery production footprint in the region.

  • Maintaining Mexico’s Competitive Edge in supply chain with Nissan and Jack Cooper
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    Watch: Maintaining Mexico’s competitive edge in supply chain

    2021-02-07T19:06:00Z

    OEMs in Mexico are facing logistics bottlenecks and expect more to come, which is why Nissan and providers like Jack Cooper are strengthening processes and digital tools in logistics to improve resiliency and flexibility.  

  • Leila Aridi Afas, Director, International Public Policy at Toyota Motor North America Flavio Volpe, President at Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA)
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    Watch: North America automotive suppliers must keep up with USMCA and changing trade policy

    2021-02-07T19:05:00Z

    Policy experts from Toyota and Canada’s automotive supplier association unpick complex sourcing and compliance rules under USMCA, and look ahead to what the Biden administration could mean for automotive trade.

  • Lars Bämann Volkswagen Group, Sharon Gray CHEP, Philippe Grinstein CNW
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    Watch: Managing global supply chains in times of disruption

    2021-02-07T19:01:00Z

    As the automotive industry faces logistics capacity and semiconductor shortages in the supply chain, experts from Volkswagen Group, emergency freight provider CNW and packaging specialist CHEP discuss systems and strategies to improve resilience.

  • Rich Wishon Toyota Logistics Services, Katharina Burlage
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    Watch: Toyota turns to technology to redesign US vehicle logistics network

    2021-02-07T18:59:00Z

    Toyota’s Rick Wishon discusses how the carmaker is using optimisation tools from software specialist Inform to engineer its outbound logistics network to maximise capacity and reduce lead times even as complexity rises.

  • Brandon Mason Eaton
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    Watch: North American automotive recovery is underway, but for how long?

    2021-02-07T18:54:00Z

    The North American automotive market is on pace to return to growth this year despite slow vaccine roll-outs, however there are risks in the supply chain and the longer-term economic outlook, according to Eaton’s top automotive analyst, Brandon Mason. 

  • Stephen Grant Lucid Motors, Achim Glass Kuehne + Nagel, Carolynne Hunter St. Clair Technologies, Warren Ali APMA, Sean Mario Hazaray Haze Automotive, Sanjiv Takyar CHEP, Tony Han Havelaar Canada
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    Watch Think Tank: Starting up electric vehicle supply chains

    2021-02-07T18:51:00Z

    With new OEMs like Lucid about to launch electric vehicle production, supply chain experts from OEMs, suppliers, tech players and logistics companies discuss the investment, data and technology opportunities – and difficulties – that come with starting up new EV and battery supply chains.

  • Howard Chang Porsche North America, Brian Hook ICL Systems, Patrick McGinn Glovis America
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    Watch: Ensuring finished vehicle logistics keeps pace with demand

    2021-02-07T18:50:00Z

    Senior managers from Porsche, Glovis and ICL Systems talk about how they have been keeping dealer lots stocked as consumer demand has returned since the end of stay-at-home orders across America.

  • Pat Foran Glovis America, Jethro Felton Cognosos, Curtis Rhodes Jack Cooper Transport
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    Watch: Exceptional finished vehicle logistics

    2021-02-07T18:48:00Z

    If vehicle logistics providers are to keep ahead of disruption and better serve customers, they will need to improve exception management and inventory visibility across plants, yards and transport according to executives from Hyundai Glovis, Jack Cooper and Cognosos.

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    Watch: Covid could accelerate outsourcing and new partnerships in the supply chain

    2021-02-07T18:46:00Z

    Experts from Mahindra, Hyundai Glovis and the tier supply chain say that the crisis highlights opportunities for new logistics services and a re-evaluation of partnerships across automotive logistics in North America and beyond.

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    Technology solutions are not a silver bullet in turbulent times

    2021-02-04T14:02:00Z

    Panellists at this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference agreed that digital supply chain tools have been a great help in navigating urbulent times, however OEMs like Volkswagen think more fundamental gains are reached when people look beyond standard solutions.

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    Localised battery production key to EV penetration in North America

    2021-02-03T08:26:00Z

    Electric vehicle sales in North America have lagged other regions, but changing US policy and new technology is set to change that – as long as the region can develop a local lithium-ion battery value chain

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    Carmakers ramp up plans for North American BEV manufacturing

    2021-02-01T11:24:00Z

    As Europe develops an appetite for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), with Volkswagen’s ID.3 even becoming the second-best selling car overall in December, North America continues to lag behind. Although it is unlikely to catch up to Europe any time soon, things are beginning to move when it comes to local manufacturing, with some major OEMs and some credible start-ups announcing big investments for new models.

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    A fitful start to the year for automotive supply in North America

    2021-01-29T14:11:00Z

    The repercussions of Covid-19 continue to disrupt the automotive supply chain in North America, not least in the disruption caused to inbound container freight and the serious shortage in the supply of semiconductors. Marcus Williams reports 

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    Good things come in sustainable packages

    2021-01-27T09:09:00Z

    The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is an association of vehicle makers and suppliers that works with US government bodies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on projects designed to advance environmental sustainability while providing economic value to the automotive supply chain. At the end of 2020, the SP published guidance on sustainable packaging aimed at reducing waste in the automotive sector and increasing the amount of packaging that could be recycled

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    Credit where credit is due

    2021-01-26T18:19:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic meant 2020 was a tough year for everyone in the automotive sector. GM was no exception. While the carmaker’s sales for the calendar year reached 2.5m units, total deliveries were down 12% and retail deliveries down 6% for the year. However, toward the end of 2020 retail sales recovered to pre-pandemic levels. According to the carmaker’s executive vice-president, Steve Carlisle, that was down to the efforts made by GM’s workforce. They kept launches on track and each other safe.

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    Brexit means business as usual, but with more work for Volvo and Gefco

    2021-01-19T11:07:00Z

    At last week’s Livestream Hour from Ultima Media, panellists from Volvo Cars and Gefco discussed how their daily business had changed with nearly two weeks of Brexit under their belts. Volvo had yet to experience severe disruption but both companies are seeing an increased workload to comply with the eleventh-hour regulations